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Record 12275

Reading Experience:

'I have read your Reyne Margerite and will retourne it you when you please. If you will have my opinion of her, I think she has a good deale of witt . . . But the storry of Mademoisell de Tournon, is soe sad that when I had read it I was able to goe noe further, and was faine to take up something else to divert my self withall'.
Century: 1600-1699
Date: Between 1 Feb 1653 and 28 Feb 1653
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Bedfordshire
specific address: Chicksands Priory
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Dorothy Osborne
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1627
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Marguerite de Valois
Title: Memoires de la Reyne Marguerite
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Paris, 1628 (in French)
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 12275  
Source - Print  
  Author: Dorothy Osborne
  Editor: Kenneth Parker
  Title: Letters to Sir William Temple
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1987
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 57
  Additional comments: The 'storry of Mademoisell de Tournon' referred to is included in the Memoires de la Reyne Marguerite, the text being read.

Citation: Dorothy Osborne, Kenneth Parker (ed.), Letters to Sir William Temple (London, 1987), p. 57,, accessed: 24 January 2022

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